Ho Chi Minh City Attractions
If you are looking for Ho Chi Minh hotel deals, Asian Ruby Central Ho Chi Minh will be the best choice for you. Hotel offers packages and services which guests can save time and budget at the most. Guests may also want to discover famous Ho Chi Minh City attractions so we suggest some places as below:
1. Reunification Palace
The Reunification Palace was built on a 12ha site. Next to the palace is the 30th of April park and the Tao Dan park. In these two parks are many ancient trees of different species that have been here since the times of the French governor.
This palace was designed by Paris-trained Vietnamese architect Ngo Viet Thu. His Chinese character design concept made the building more Eastern in-spite of the use of modern reinforced concrete which he learned about from the Westerners. Visitors will enjoy the Vietnamese designed and constructed building that signifies prosperity and long life.
The ground floor has various meeting rooms, while upstairs is a set of grand reception rooms used for meetings with foreign and national dignitaries. In the back of the structure are the president’s living quarters. The second floor has a card-playing room, complete with a round leather banquette, a barrel-shaped bar, hubcap light fixtures and grooved three-legged chairs set around a flared-legged card table. There’s also a cinema and a rooftop nightclub, complete with helipad.
Located in the outdoor exhibits are the first tank which drove on to the palace grounds on the 30th of April 1975 and the F5E aircraft that dropped bombs on the 8th of April 1975. They make for an attractive exhibit for travelers because of their historical significance.
The Reunification Palace is open to visitors as long as there are no official receptions or meetings aren’t taking place. Asian Ruby Central Hotel is one of the hotels sitting close to this historical place (only 10 minutes of walk) making it a convenient location for travelers wishing to book a room with us while on a visit here.
2. War Remnants Museum
The War Remnants Museum is a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam's wars with both the French and Americans. The initial name of this museum was the War Crimes Museum, it makes visitors thought of whose side of the story is being told here. Generally, this museum is a call for peace and a hope that history is not happened again. Visitors are even asked to sign a petition against the kind of aerial carpet-bombing that so devastated the people of Vietnam.
The exhibit begins to the right of the entrance with a room listing war facts: troop numbers, bomb tonnage, statistics on international involvement in the conflict, and numbers of casualties on both sides. Next is a room dedicated to the journalists who were lost during the war. The exhibits are constantly evolving, and the museum is currently expanding and modernizing, improving its presentation and explanations throughout. One room is devoted to biological warfare, another to weaponry, and another to worldwide demonstrations for peace. The explanations, which include English translations, are very thorough. There is a large collection of bombs, planes, tanks, and war machinery in the main courtyard. Visitors can see things like wall-size photos of the My Lai massacre and the bottled deformed fetus supposedly damaged by Agent Orange. There's also a model of the French colonial prisons, called the Tiger Cages, on the grounds.
From Asian Ruby Central, it takes about 20 minutes of walk to visit this attraction. You should be note that War Remnants Museum is not really kid-friendly because of many pictures and graphics of Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance.
3. Ben Thanh Market
If you want to have an exhilarant experience in an Asian market, come to Ben Thanh market to feel the bustling environment in the whole day. This is a must-see attraction for visitors who visit Ho Chi Minh City.
Built in 1870, its initial name was Les Halles Centrales. Before, it was a wet market by street vendors. In 1912, it was renamed as Ben Thanh. Owning the most convenient location in District 1, Ben Thanh market is very comfortable for travelers. You can find almost everything here, from food, clothes to souvenirs. What Saigon people need for daily life, they are here. Have a look at things for sales here, see how people sell and purchase, see which kinds of goods are bought most, you will learn more about local daily life and have some good experience for shopping in Vietnam. Please remember that you should bargain down for all goods, and compare prices through 3 or 4 stalls before getting because price is usually increased 2 or 3 times than the initial one.
Now Ben Thanh market is considered as the symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, so as a must-see place, booking hotels next to Ben Thanh market is recommended to all travelers. Asian Ruby Central Hotel will be a good choice because of its location right next to. Booking with us, you will get the best rate.
4. Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam. It is located 6 kilometers north of the District 1 of Ho Chi Minh.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport has two terminal buildings - Domestic Terminal 1 and International Terminal 2. The new international terminal opened in September 2007 with the capacity of 8 to 10 million passengers per year, giving the airport a total capacity of 15-17 million passengers per annum.
Asian Ruby Central is the hotel near Tan Son Nhat airport so guests can make sure you will be very convenient while traveling to this destination.